Poll: 71 percent in NM oppose immigrant licenses
Posted at: 09/12/2012 9:51 AM
| Updated at: 09/12/2012 10:22 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A new poll has found that nearly three-fourths of New Mexico voters oppose a state law that allows immigrant immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
The poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal found that 71 percent of the state's likely voters are against the 2003 state law.
Meanwhile, 21 percent of voters say they support the practice while 8 percent are undecided.
The poll found that a majority of whites and Latinos, as well as voters in every region of the state, opposed the practice.
Gov. Susana Martinez, after her election in 2010, pushed to repeal the law during the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.
The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.
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